It’s our 20th birthday in 2014 and we’d like to celebrate with the past clients, participants, suppliers and supporters who have been such an important part of the last two decades. But how do you celebrate when these people are spread around the World? It’s a common problem in virtual and international teams and organizations. […]
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Implementing cultural change within a team organizational structure. I was recently listening to someone recount a story about Clive Woodward, the former England Rugby Union coach and how he implemented cultural change within the team organizational structure. For those unfamiliar with the story, Clive took over the England team in 1997 at what was a […]
It’s impossible to know what’s going on everywhere, and March is a particularly confusing – and culturally delightful – month if you celebrate according to any religious calendar, or if you work with someone who does. Easter, for example, is very moveable, according to Church and place. This is confusing enough for people who work […]
I have been asked two questions recently that I think are linked. One, in a virtual teams workshop, was “How do we drive out the egos that cause conflict in our organization?” The other was from a journalist asking “How do we stop conflict in organizations?” My answer in both cases was “Why would you […]
Friday is the one day of the week where we allow ourselves to talk about us. We hope it will help you get to know us better and offer an insight into some of the things we do in a slightly less formal way than usual. And today I have a few snippets to share: A […]
How far can we empower line managers in a global company? At a recent session on global leadership, an HR business partner from the Netherlands challenged the devolution of so many people management responsibilities to line managers when their teams were global. HR as an enabling support and control function often tries to support line […]
A short note to advise anyone that this affects: the Global Integration regional office in Hong Kong has changed it’s telephone number. Contact details for this office are now: Regus One IFC Suite 8, 20/F, One International Finance Centre, 1 Harbour View Street, Central Hong Kong T: +852-2824-8432 F: +852-3669- 8008 E: email@example.com Please accept our […]
Introducing a matrix organization structure often means balancing the existing power of the traditional vertical silos such as function and geography by introducing additional reporting lines that cut horizontally across the business from entities such as supply chain, business units, product groups or global accounts organizations. We introduce matrix management because we want to be […]
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